Although Myanmar shares its border with China, Thailand, India, Bangladesh and Laos, border-crossing tours are possible only with China and Thailand at the moment.
There are more than 3 border check points between Myanmar and Thailand but Tachilek and Measia are the only points available at the moment. Only a very short bridge of 2 minutes’ walk lies between the two border towns. After crossing the bridge, clients can proceed by land ( 3 hours driving ) or by flight ( 15 minutes ) to Kyaing Tong, the place of hill tribes. Or can fly to Inle Lake ( 50 minutes ) or Yangon ( 2 hours by direct flights but usually there will only be transit flights via heho, Mandalay so takes about 5 hours ).
Although it’s a small border town, Tachilek is very developed due to the border trade. There are many good hotels so it is possible for clients to rest safely and comfortably in Tachilek if desired.
We need one month in advance to apply the border crossing permit. Visas can be obtained at the border check point. Our guide will be there to assist clients in visa procedure.
Border crossing permit letter will arrange for the person who take full package tour or who at least taking part of our services like Car, flight, Accommodation and guide etc.. from us or according to the rules and regulations from the ministry.
Crossing Border tours ( Thailand, Chiang Rai Mae Sai )
There are more than 3 border check points between Myanmar and Thailand but Tachilek-Measia points is the only point we can use at the moment. There is only a very short bridge of 2 minutes’ walk between the two border town. After crossing the bridge, clients can proceed by land or by flight to KyaingTong, the place of hill tribes. Or can fly to Inle lake or Yangon.
Although it’s a small border town, Tachilek is very has been developed due to the border trade. There are some reasonable hotels good hotels so if time is short, clients can put up very comfortably in Tachilek.
We need one month to apply border crossing permit. Visa confirmation have to be in hand when you are at the check point. Our guide will be there to assist clients in visa procedure.
CROSSING BORDER FROM CHINA
There are more than 3 border check points between Myanmar and China. Muse-Ruili point is currently the most popular junction. Border checkpoint is about 15 minutes drive from Ruili, China. After crossing the border gate, clients arrive into downtown Muse, a Burmese Town. If time permits, clients can proceed up to the city of Lashio by cars or buses, which take 4 hours.
Muse, like Tachilek is developed due to the border trades. Clients may spend a couple days with satisfaction at the hotels.
It is 6 hours drive from Mandalay. The highlight about this trip is to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Shan mountains as you drive through the winding roads along the series of mountains. Crossing over the historic Gokehtaik Bridge will be an unforgettable experience. The famous Goikteik Viaduct, built in 1903, traverses a 300 meter deep gorge in the Shan mountains. The railway line from Maymyo to Lashio is considered an engineering masterpiece. There are actually not many things to see in Lashio, but being the only town with moderate hotels before reaching Chinese border, it is essential for border crossing travelers.
Arrive at the Muse border check point where you will be met by our guide who will help you to clear at immigration procedure. After a short sightseeing in Muse, proceed to Lashio the capital city of northern Shan state. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02. LASHIO PYIN OO LWIN MANDALAY ( by car )
After breakfast at hotel, proceed by coach to Pyin Oo Lwin ( Maymyo ). Sightseeing include the Pwe Kauk Wate Fall, Peik Chin Myaung Cave, Maha Ant Htoo Kan Tha Pagoda: etc.
Drive to Mandalay. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel.
Day 03. MANDALAY PYIN OO LWIN MANDALAY ( by car )
Day 04. MANDALAY MINGUN & CITY SIGHTSEEING
Day 05. MANDALAY BAGAN ( by flight )
Day 06. BAGAN
Day 07. BAGAN HEHO INLE SIGHTSEEING ( By flight )
Day 08. HEHO YANGON
Day 09. DEPARTURE
The above mention program can be revised vise visa i.e to enter from YGN and dep from Muse. For update detail information, pls contact us to our company.
BORDER CROSSING SAMPLE TOUR (THAILAND, CHIANG RAI MAE SAI)
Day 01. ARRIVAL
Arrive at the Tachilek border check point where you will be met by our guide who will help you to clear at immigration procedure. After a short sightseeing in Tachilek, then transfer to airport for flight to Heho.
On arrival to Heho airport proceed directly to Inle Lake. Lunch and dinner at local restaurants and overnight at hotel.